DARKE COUNTY – Darke County Center for the Arts recognized Richard Baker for his support of the 2018-19 Celebrating 40 Years Season as well as the Artists Series and Arts In Education Programming.
“Richard Baker’s support of DCCA and our Arts In Education programming makes it possible to present engaging and entertaining programs and enables all Darke County public school students to experience a culturally enriching artistic program each year,” DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan said.
Trough Arts In Education, and in conjunction with local schools, performing artists are taken to each grade of every public school in Darke County, ensuring that children in the community have the opportunity to learn and grow through the arts.
Nationally-known pianist Alpin Hong recently opened Darke County Center for the Arts’ 2018-19 Arts In Education series as well as the Artists Series at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville to standing ovations and rave reviews.
DCCA’s Arts In Education series annually presents professional performing artists to students in every grade in all local public schools at no cost to the students. Other programs in the series this school year include Kathakaar, The Spinning Storyteller for kindergarten through third grade students, a songwriting workshop with singer/guitarist Jonathon Kingham for high schoolers and troubadour Lee Murdock presenting the history of the Great Lakes through music for fourth through sixth graders. DCCA’s A.I.E. programs are free and open to the public.
The next DCCA Artists Series presentation is The Piano Men: A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel on March 30, 2019. The Piano Men treats guests to all of the excitement that only Billy Joel and Elton John together in concert together can create. All of their hits come alive when performed by Broadway veterans Craig A Meyer and Donnie Kehr, accompanied by talented backup singers and The Rocket Band of all-star musicians.
Darke County Center for the Arts presents and promotes performing and fine arts encouraging cultural enrichment. For more information or to purchase tickets contact DCCA at 937-547-0908 or www.darkecountyarts.org.